Design*Sponge

Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more

diy projects

Wednesday March 12th, 2014

diy, diy projects by 7

DIY Project: Simple Magazine Holder

Sometimes my favorite DIY projects are the simplest ones. Emma Noréhn from Design and Form created this clever magazine holder for us that uses only a few supplies and takes just a moment to make. Rather than bulking magazines together, Emma’s project is all about highlighting a favorite magazine or two that you’re currently reading….

Read More »

Wednesday March 5th, 2014

diy, diy projects by 7

DIY Project: Campaign Style Cork Board

When it comes to keeping my office organized, I’m always up for new things. Paper stacks and various supplies tend to disappear from my thought if they’re not kept in a visible place. Although so many ways to showcase inspiration surface daily, I’ve found that if organization is the least bit fussy, I won’t do…

Read More »

Wednesday February 26th, 2014

Wednesday February 19th, 2014

diy, diy projects by 14

DIY Project: Pipe + Leather Wine Rack

Our apartment has few storage options, so we usually just keep our wine on the counter or tucked away above the refrigerator. But for those special bottles that I want to keep out for entertaining, I thought a unique pipe wine rack could do double duty for more storage and for a fun, conversational piece…

Read More »

diy, diy projects by 13

DIY Project: Fabric Pyramid Bookends

I have an insatiable love of fabric. A well-designed textile is a piece of art that can bring so much depth and mood to a room. Sometimes I feel as if there just aren’t enough uses for fabrics in any given room. Combine that with my husband’s (cliche, I would argue) disdain for accent pillows,…

Read More »

Wednesday February 12th, 2014

diy, diy projects by 7

DIY Aluminum Drum Pendant

Pendant lights are one of the most fun things to DIY since you can work with a ton of different materials and styles all while keeping electrical work to a minimum. It’s been about a year since I walked by these pretty, perforated metal sheets at my local hardware store and knew I had to…

Read More »

Wednesday February 5th, 2014

diy, diy projects by 12

DIY Project: Mirror Tray

The second I heard there was a spray that could turn clear surfaces into mirrors I was intrigued. Struck by how many possibilities there are for such a product, I got to work dreaming up some off-the-wall ways to use this remarkable mirroring spray. I created these geometric mirrored trays in just a few easy…

Read More »

diy, diy projects by 5

DIY Project: Cake Stand

Kate’s DIY Recycled Cupcake Stands were one of the most popular projects we’ve ever run. They were cute, easy to make and were a great way to make use of older plates. So when Aimee from Twigg Studios came up with a fun spin on the idea using a wooden candlestick, I was totally game….

Read More »

diy, diy projects by 6

DIY Project: Chain of Heart Napkins

Class up some ordinary cloth dinner napkins with a charming chain of hearts for Valentine’s Day. Based on the chain stitch, this simple embroidery technique can be learned in a snap. Along with delicious food and a little candlelight, these eco-friendly reusable decorations are a sweet way to share some love. -Natalie The full how-to…

Read More »

Wednesday January 29th, 2014

diy, diy projects by 5

DIY Project: Sherpa Lined Plaid Cowl

It’s clear that the cold is here to stay for a while, so although I don’t usually don a scarf, it’s gotten so frigid here that I’ve broken down and created something cozy. I really detest sewing, but break out my machine only if there is something that I really want and can’t find for…

Read More »

Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

diy, diy projects by 11

DIY Project: Leather Organizer

Leather has become one of my favorite materials with which to work. Even though tracking it down can feel like a pain (although I’ve shared some tips below), working with leather is sort of a dream. It’s super durable. It has many of the creative flexibilities of fabric but…no fraying! And the textures are amazing….

Read More »

diy, diy projects by 12

DIY Project: Plexi Accent Shelf

I love when supplies are as pretty by themselves as they are functional for a project, and I have a lot of supplies that fall into this category. My favorite and most-used among them is my collection of twines. This acrylic accent shelf project is the perfect little addition for displaying these or any other…

Read More »

Wednesday January 15th, 2014

diy, diy projects by 9

DIY Project: Leather Loop Cutting Board

I have a weakness for purchasing scrap leather. I always find it so beautiful and think that leather is often the perfect accent to many of the crafts and DIYs that I create. Adding leather automatically seems to elevate a project from ordinary to something extraordinary and custom-feeling. For this project, I used a metallic…

Read More »

diy, diy projects by 13

DIY Project: Leather Drawer Pulls

Julia and I spent what felt like 10 years in Ikea over the holiday break, so I’ve had furniture and hardware on my mind for a while now. What I love most about their furniture is the way it feels like a blank canvas just waiting for customization. I’m taking a break from painting furniture…

Read More »

Wednesday January 8th, 2014

diy, diy projects by 12

DIY Project: Abstract Art Storage Boxes

After we moved into a new house in September, I did a shockingly speedy job of getting everything together and organized — with one daunting exception. We have accumulated quite the collection of books over the years that currently resides in moving boxes in my bedroom. This month, we’re having some built-in shelves put in,…

Read More »

Tuesday December 24th, 2013